Hawke's Bay's concert capital - the centre of Hawke's Bay.
Taradale, is centrally located midway between Napier (8kms/10mins) and Hastings (12kms/15mins) city centres, and 10 mins from Hawke's Bay Airport.
Taradale is over 100 years old and was originally a separate town before merging with Napier in 1968. It still retains its own unique atmosphere and identity.
Taradale, Napier's largest suburban shopping centre, offering a unique shopping experience with over 140 business all located within walking distance of each other. A fantastic mix of cafes, bars, restaurants, fashion, retail and services.
Taradale is also home to:
Mission Estate Winery
New Zealand's oldest winery and the birth place of New Zealand wine ... since 1851, with its sweeping views across Napier, as well as one of the top restaurants in Hawkes Bay. The home to the Mission Estate Concert is an iconic event that has attracted some of the biggest names in entertainment. A must visit!
Church Road winery
Hawke's Bay's second oldest winery. Take a guided tour through New Zealand's first wine museum housed underground in old concrete wine vats whose adjourning walls have been opened up, with relics dating back 3000 years, our working winery, and then enjoy a tasting. Daily tours at 11.00am and 2.00pm. A must visit!
Established in 2002 Tironui Estate, nestled just below "Sugarloaf", is one of the newest wineries in Hawke's Bay specialising in producing malbec, merlot and cabernet wines.
Art Deco styled McDeco McDonalds
The only art deco McDonalds in the world!
An amazing historic pre-European early Maori Pa site. The distinctive wood carved poles protect what was a natural defensive highpoint offering unrestricted views over the surrounding area. The site offers a pleasant walk with excellent interpretive displays.
Dobel and Sugar Loaf scenic reserves
Offering pleasant walks and stunning views of Napier.
Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT)
Pettigrew Green Arena indoor sporting complex
Napier's largest indoor sporting, concert, expo and conference centre.
Park Island sporting complex
The home of Hawke's Bay Hockey and Napier City Rovers Soccer.
Within a short distance of Taradale are:
Napier Golf Club "Waiohiki"
The oldest golf club in Hawke's Bay provides an easy walking 18-hole championship course, which is a challenging test of golf for both the beginner and low handicapper.
The Filter Room
Hawke's Bay is not only one of New Zealand's premium wine growing regions, it is also home to the region's finest brewery and cider house. A stunning boutique brewery. A must visit destination!
Hawke's Bay's oldest boutique winery, an impressive venue with its beautiful rose gardens, vineyard views, and hand made brick winery.
Cross Roads Winery
Without passion, nothing worthwhile is ever achieved. Cross roads vision is to create iconic wines that showcase the harmony of soil and climate, setting a benchmark of texture, flavour and complexity.
Moana Park Winery
Is a small boutique winery in the pursuit of creating New Zealand's finest wines.
- Stump Carvings
Just around the corner from Otatara Pa in the Napier Golf Club are a collection of amazing stump carvings created by a chainsaw sculptor.
Get off the beaten track with more than 130kms of cycleways you can see everything from mountainous lookouts and beautiful lowland rivers to endangered wetland wildlife and sweeping coastlines. Download a cycleway map.
Mangatutu Hot Springs
Drive through Patoka and Puketitiri to the carpark in the Kaweka State Forest. Follow the track down the cliff towards the Mohaka river until you find the pools. One of New Zealand's magic spots! Feeling energetic then a 3 ½ hour walk will take you to the Mangatainoka Hot Springs near Te Puia Hut a fantastic place to take friends and family.